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Oct 28th, 2008
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room W310A
Mountain Time
Small schools typically have fewer IT staff and resources to address a business challenge and need to think creatively about how to support the growing number of applications their constituents are requesting. Building cyberinfrastructure is particularly challenging, given the problems with scaling investments in technology. Using services provided by another organization is an attractive option, but periodically sending files of personally identifiable information to off-campus service providers so they can manage the accounts is risky. Federated identity management and solutions such as Shibboleth single sign-on and federating software can be used in these instances to enable campuses to streamline the technical management of accounts and maintain control of personal data while keeping the access decision in the hands of the service provider. Attendees of this seminar will leave with the federated identity value proposition, technology overview, strategies for implementation, and next steps for their campus.